Erdem Koç

Erdem Koç is an academic, journalist, broadcaster and communications consultant from Melbourne, Australia. Erdem graduated from Law and Journalism at La Trobe University, and has been a journalism lecturer since 2011.


Erdem began his journalism career with the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in Melbourne. He first worked with the Turkish language program’s broadcasts before moving on to work for SBS Radio’s flagship current affairs program World News, where he covered major stories such as the Black Saturday bushfires, as well as major news events such as the G20.

Erdem is also a sports broadcaster with SBS, where he has hosted and commentated on A-League games, Socceroos games and was the main host for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.  He is currently hosting the Socceroos’ Road to Russia games.

He also works as a television producer for the ABC’s Insiders program, which airs on Sunday mornings. He has also written for a range of other media, including The Age, Herald Sun, Crikey, The Conversation and the Walkley Magazine. He’s also often appeared on Network Ten’s The Project.

He is the founding editor of online magazine upstart, which showcases student writing, and provides a platform for emerging journalists.

Erdem is currently completing a creative thesis in the form of a radio documentary titled: “A Hidden Legacy: A Turkish-Australian perspective on the Anzac Legend”.

Erdem is also involved in performing arts. He has his own band and theatre company.


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